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Danny Danziger

British journalist, co-founder of Cover magazine, author of Eton Voices : Interviews and other works, co-author (with Robert Lacey) of The Year 1000 (1999)

[Eleventh-century female landowner] Aelfflaed's will tells us that she had supervised the farming of many acres with apparent success, giving orders to men in a male-dominated society, while Wulfgeat of Donnington [an 11th-century male farmer] clearly found nothing unusual in leaving his lands [in his will] to be run by his womenfolk. There are no women depicted on the Julius Work Calendar but ... women who possessed sufficient strength of character were able to claim power and exercise authority in the England of the year 1000.

1999 - from The Year 1000 (with Robert Lacey)